New from Italian super car brand Ferrari are two brand new vehicles, the Monza SP1 and SP2 limited edition cars, each valued at $1.85 million. Baroque Ground finds out all the details
If you’re interested in purchasing one of Ferrari’s two new Monza super cars, of which only 500 of each model has been manufactured, there are strict rules attached. For starters, you must own multiple Ferrari cars, and have a long history with the luxury brand. And if you pass the test, you have a choice of either the one-seater Monza SP1, or the two-seater SP2, both with no windscreen and open to the elements. You also get bespoke overalls, one or two helmets depending on which car you choose, and specially made shoes.
Of course, that’s not all. You get a limited edition Ferrari super car, one that boasts the most powerful V12 engine ever produced by the brand, which means that you can reach 100 km per hour from standing still in just 2.9 seconds. The price tag is around $1.85 million.
Let’s take a look at what these limited edition special series cars have to offer. They were unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, which is currently on and runs until 14 October. They are the first in a new segment being created by Ferrari called Icona and were inspired by the iconic Ferrari cars of the 1950s such as the 1948 166MM and the 750 and 860 Monza cars, all of which helped create the Ferrari legend by winning numerous championships.
Inspiration aside, these new vehicles feature the most advanced sports car technology available in the 21st century. They are beasts in their own right – beautiful, fiery Ferrari beasts. Because they are aimed at dedicated clients and collectors, the rules for purchasing one of these super cars are very stringent. Ferrari is making sure that any owner of a Monza super car deserves the ride.
Ferrari’s Monza SP1 is an uncompromising single-seat road car that offers a completely unique driving experience. The Monza SP2 is a two-seater with a second protective screen and a second roll bar to ensure that the passenger enjoys the ride as much as the driver.
Both of these vehicles are unique in their design, built primarily of carbon fiber with distinctive details in their head and taillights, wheels and interior. They are exclusive in every sense of the word. Their design is aerodynamic; the absence of roof and windscreen enabled the designers to create unique proportions. The result is a driving experience that is akin to what Formula One drivers feel, a timelessly elegant design, with minimalist form and refined details.
Interestingly enough, both cars feature doors that open upwards, as well as all-carbon fiber one-piece bonnet wings that are hinged at the front to showcase the imposing engine. Interiors are trimmed in the same carbon fiber material with a natural finish, delivering a very sporty look.
Ferrari is currently working on a new special edition vehicle to follow these two super cars – this is all part of its Icona project. The brand has an average waiting list of 12 months for a car, but when it is an exclusive model, like the Monza vehicles, this could take as long as 24 months.